Board of Directors
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services is managed by a Board of Directors. Their responsibilities are:
Providing effective leadership of the Hospice within a framework of prudent and effective controls.
Setting the strategic direction of the Hospice, in light of the ethos and values that underpin the organisation, as established by the Religious Sisters of Charity.
Approving, monitoring and reviewing organisational performance.
The Board Members:
A former Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin Dental University Hospital, member of the Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board and member and Vice President of the Dental Council of Ireland, he is presently a board member of St James’s Hospital and Treasurer of the Association for Dental Education in Europe.
Dr Brendan Clune has been working as a general practitioner in Ranelagh, Dublin 6 for some 25 years. He is an active member of the Irish College of General Practitioners and has a special interest in Care of the Elderly and in Student Health.
David J. Strahan is a Business Consultant. He has experience of over thirty years in international marketing with the CTT/Irish Export Board, latterly as Overseas Director. David was CEO of a major charitable organisation for seriously ill children for six years and he was also Director of Philanthropy Ireland, established by a leading group of Irish and international charitable trusts and foundations.
Stephen Walsh, who was a career banker for 40 years, retired from Bank of Ireland Private Banking in 2006. He is a consultant to a small number of high profile clients and serves as a non-executive director on a number of private and family boards, where he also acts as trustee. Stephen is currently Chair of the City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital Charity Board and a member of the Board of Directors of The Charles Institute of Dermatology, at UCD. He also continues to play an active role on a number of finance and investment committees in the not-for-profit sector.
Mary Rose Gearty is a senior counsel, specialising in cases involving sexual offending, homicide and fraud. She is the Chairman of the Professional Practices Committee of the Council of the Bar of Ireland. Mary Rose sits on the Examination Appeals Board at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns in Dublin, and is an elected Bencher of the Society.
Following a successful military career with the Irish Defence Forces, Pat went on to gain a range of experience in leadership roles in Ireland and internationally. Pat was CEO of Irish Tax Institute and recently retired from his role as CEO at Chartered Accountants Ireland after 13 years. He is currently on the board of the Policing Authority and has been part of the GAA Audit Committee.